Greenport students make wreaths from washed-up plastic

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Greenport Elementary School fourth-graders went on a field trip to Truman Beach to collect garbage that washes up on shore.  They took their findings, mostly plastic, to Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, where they used the recycled garbage to make wreaths.  With Common Core curriculum in mind, science was incorporated into the lesson, and data was collected by the Rozalia Project for research on how the pollutants affect the environment and sea life.  Videojournalist: J. Conrad Williams Jr. (Nov. 20, 2013)

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